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Sickle Cell Disease (Hemoglobinopathies) in Newborns: Screening

Release Date: September 2007

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation and Evidence

(What's This?)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for sickle cell disease in newborns. 

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: September 2013

Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2007.

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